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news. >>> devastation in japan on the left, damage here in california on the right. after a powerful tsunami killed hundreds and roared across the pacific. good evening, everyone, i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. the monster earthquake that battered japan is literally sending shock waves around the world. the rare great wake generate add tsunami that pushed walls of water into japanese towns and villages causing untold damage and misery. ktvu's janna katsuyama is live in san francisco's japan town where this natural disaster is on almost everyone's mind. >>> well, this neighborhood has been the community and the heart of the japanese people here in san francisco. of them have that on their mind as they watch this natural disaster unfolding. the wall of water 23 feet, seven metres high that came crashing down on north eastern japan pushed people's homes and buildings off foundations and swept cars into a swirling tide of tsunami debris. today people are still feeling shock and waves of after-shock. more than 110 of them, larger than 5/0 with the largest registering 6.8.
. the earthquake and tsunami in japan is literally sending shock waves around the world tonight. as many as 1,000 people are feared dead, following the disastrous earthquake that struck not even 24 hours ago. it wiped out homes, roads, and everything else in the path. the tsunami surge ripped across the pacific to hawaii and the west coast. this video shot this morning shows the strong wave of water pouring into santa cruz harbor. the power is across the dock, and the boats are bounced around like rubble balls -- rubber balls. the tsunami warning for people in the bay area was dropped at 3:00 this afternoon. robert is live with an update on the cleanup. >> reporter: we are still here at the santa cruz harbor where there has been almost nonstop action since the tsunami rolled in this morning. there's been destruction and a will the of tense moments. >> reporter: the tsunami is not over yet. we are still seeing surging this evening, mainly because of the way the harbor funnels the water, it helps the waves gather strength as they rush in. look at the action we saw today. we would see the boats
>>> the experts are down playing concerns about radiation reaching california as japan suspends helicopter air drops at the crippled nuclear plant. good evening everyone i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. low levels of radiation from japan are riding the winds over the pacific tonight. sounds ominous but is it? debra villalon joins us tonight where the department of health is monitoring the air for radiation levels in the area. >> reporter: the department is monitoring changes in the atmosphere. if the radiation does arrive, scientists here will be among the first to know. it's expected to hit our coast as early as tomorrow. so diluted. radiation will be more minuscule than measurable. >> we understand everybody's concern, radiation is scary stuff. >> reporter: officials cannot say it enough, they see no health hazards. >> i'm not sure that the vision or the model of a plume this far away is -- >> no one can predict what is going to happen at the plant tomorrow. >> reporter: that uncertainty is why so much technology at so many locations is aimed at sniffing out radi
standing by. >>> to the latest in japan. reeling from friday's earthquake and a massive tsunami. today a 3rd explosion rocked japan as engineered scramble to prevent a release of radiation. more than 2,000 bodies have washed ashore. and 15,000 reported missing, 1500 deaths have been confirmed. adam housely has the latest from japan. >> reporter: earthquake and tsunami and aftershocks. now the threat of a nuclear melt down. >> the device to cool the rods has been dysfunctioned and the water level did start to fall. [ speaking foreign language ] >> they are coming to the correct conclusions but it's doubtful whether they are correctly reporting the conclueses. >> japan asked the u.s. for help dealing with multiple reactors at multiple locations. obmonday another hydrogen explosion sent a gray cloud into the sky and forces hundreds to flee. >> i was told the plant was safe from tsunamis. >> reporter: those assuranced washed away. four days later new home video shows the wall of water devouring everything in its path. >> i saw the water and i ran. the water was chasing me like that. >> when th
:00. >>> more cries for japan. an earthquake and then tsunami. and tonight the threat of a nuclear meltdown. good evening, i'm ken pritchett in for ken waynes. >> and hello everyone i'm heather holmes. japan is trying to skirt a nuclear catastrophe following that 8.9 earthquake and then tsunami. they said a partial meltdown is likely underway inside an earthquake damaged reactor. >> we do believe that there is a possibility that meltdown has occurred. it is inside the reactor. >> now, this news comes after an earlier explosion at another reactor at this same facility. experts say that explosion was likely caused by hydrogen gas that forms when water hits super-heated fuel rods. well, the blast destroyed the building housing the reactor but not the reactor itself which is encased by six inch thick stainless steel. the government though today ordered the evacuation of 170,000 people. everyone living within 12 miles of this plant. (speaking japanese). >> officials say 10 kilometers or 20 kilometers is safe but the radiation may change and go out wider. it is very disturbing. >> workers are cur
. officials in japan hope the helicopter bucket brigade can keep the reactors from overheating while the plant operators scramble to install a power line and use electricity to restore the reactor's cooling systems. >>> now, less than an hour ago, word came that the united states will start evacuating americans from japan, including private citizens and the families of u.s. personnel. president obama informed japan's prime minister of the plans tonight. the obama administration is chartering aircraft to accommodate americans who want to leave. also today the chairman of the u.s. regulatory commission says radiation near the fukushima plant is extremely high and damage at one reactor and worse than the japanese officials have acknowledged. >> and janna katsuyama just returned hours ago from tokyo. she is here now live. but how are the people feeling there now? >> well, it is a difficult situation there. walking through tokyo, the trains and the stations and the airport, there wasn't really any signs of panic or chaos. but we did find many foreigners quietly leaving. driving from tokyo to hanita
radiation contamination in japan. could radiation from japan reach the west coast? we get answers from one expert. >>> and pg&e delivers a report on the safety of its pipelines but it comes with some glaring holes. >> complete bay area coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >> good evening. it is tuesday, march 15. i am gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> the crisis in japan is intensifying tonight are just a few hours ago another fire broke out at a nuclear power plant which is already leaking radiation forcing thousands of people to evacuate. the nation was devastated by last friday's earthquake and tsunami. thousands are stranded and isolated waiting for help. nearly half a million people have been displaced. it is our top story at 7:00. adam reports from tokyo. >> reporter: tokyo survived an earthquake and tsunami that devoured everything in his path and now survivors face nuclear exposure and health dangers that may not appear for years. on tuesday another explosion shook the region damaging a containment pool and exposing part or all of
cutting off access for residents. >>> and japan's earthquake and tsunami hit close to home for one bay area city with a unique tied to the devastated region -- a unique tie to that devastated region. >> complete bay area news starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >> good evening. it is monday, march 21. i am gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> a developing story tonight where a rockslide has blocked the road cutting off some homes and preventing some people from returning home. but hillside gave away about 10:00 this morning we have a live picture here from newschopper two and 20 people are stuck with no way in or out. we are told that the geologists are looking at the slide but there is no word yet on how long it may take to clear its. continuing coverage and a full report on our 10:00 news. >>> some thought this day may never arrive but opening statements will begin tomorrow in barry bonds perjury trial. as david stevenson reports, jury selection began and ended today. >> reporter: barry bonds walked confidently into court this morning as jury selec
to try to cool nuclear reactors. >> ominous developments from japan tonight. within the past few hours, officials suspended efforts after a spike made it too dangerous for workers. they had to withdraw because of radiation. government officials say 70% of the fuel rods may have been damaged. they also said another fire broke out today at one of the reactors and radiation levels were high enough to cause severe radiation sickness. 3300 are confirmed dead. up to 450,000 are in temporary shelters. in the villages and towns where the tsunami hit, rescue workers are still looking for survivers. for miles and miles, there is debris and little is identifiable. fuel and water are in short supply. many are waiting in long lines to buy whatever they can. this line stretched for a half mile. it's the japanese way to remain calm, patient, and polite. >> jana is live in tokyo, and joins us via skype. what are you hearing in tokyo. >> reporter: it certainly is unsettling. in the past hour, it was 12:52. we had another aftershock. the hotel started swaying back and forth. i know understand, it was ab
news. >> japan faces mounting emergencies from friday's disasterrous quake and tsunami. the death toll there is soring and officials are responding to another explosion at a power plant. good evening. i'm heather holmes. >> i'm ken wayne. we will have the latest in a moment. first developing news in the east bay before bart crews working to restore service after a train derailment. the aftermath of the derailment that left two cars jack knifed near the concord station. right now workers trying to clear the tracks to restore train service but will they have the job done in time for tomorrow morning? deborah has been monitoring the situation all night and is live with the very latest. >> reporter: they are going to be out here working all night long. take a look. they have a huge crane and behind those bushes are the tracks and the cars that they need to get realigned. right now there is no service east of pleasant hill either direction and there may not be for monday's rush unless they beat the clock. a huge clean is here to pluck two 70-foot bart cars off the tracks and set them down
deer a i'm heather holmes. >>> four days have now passed since the great earthquake in japan and the crisis there appears to be getting worse by the hour. japan's prime minister kan says radiation is escaping and posing a health threat. this is a high risk of nuclear power plant explosions. the official death toll from the quake and tsunami is more than 2400 but it is still expected to climb much higher. the geological survey recalculated it and now puts the magnitude at 9 up from an 8.9. >>> threw new problems at the football game machinery a die eachy nuclear plant. it is in one of the hardest hit areas and today there was an explosion at the number 2 reactor. japanese officials say the containment structure had been damaged to what tent is not clear. and a fire probing out at the number 4 reactor but it was extinguished, they asked a nuclearening here in the bay area about the possibility of a complete meltdown. >> we don't know how much of the core is destroyed, so until we know that or up til there's some evidence of more serious events, it's contained. >> japan's prime
, rising from a damaged nuclear plant in japan. the officials say it could take weeks to stabilize the situation. helicopter crews work inside 40 minute shifts, dumping seawater. on the ground they tried using water cannons but they were forced back by levels. so far it is unclear what is causing this even's smoke. president barack obama had a seufpl -- this evening's smoke. president barack obama had a simple message. >> we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the united states, if it is the west coast, hawaii, alaska or u.s. territories in the pacific. let me repeat that. we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the west coast, hawaii, alaska or u.s. territories in the pacific. >> the nuclear fall out is our top story tonight at 7:00. john is live in oakland hills where he has been gaging. >> reporter: whatever is coming into california will come from the pacific ocean. everyone we talked to seems concerned about the dangers from a radioactive plume. >> reporter: at oakland's fire station 1 the home of the city's office of emergency services the offic
nuclear meltdown in japan. >>> gunshots outside a fast food restaurant leave a man clinging to life. uc workers called the latest round of budget cuts simply too much. a new poll adds a new twist. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >> good evening. it is wednesday, march 16. i am gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> just one hour ago japanese army helicopters began dumping water on the nuclear power plant damaged in last week's tsunami pier almost six days had passed and rescue teams are now getting to areas devastated by the quake and tsunami. the death toll is estimated at 10,000 people. they hope that the helicopters dumping sea water from above can finally cool the reactor. health adventist editor john fowler begins with the latest. >> reporter: for the first time experts are mentioning the possibility of death as radiation doses accumulate. >> the ones that magi may not be immediately -- that may die may not be the ones immediately working on the reactor. >> reporter: beheaded the u.s. nuclear regulatory commis
to an explosion that tore open a shell setting it on fire n . japan the metal shells containing the material are like this, hot, but intact. preventing a release of radiation. >>> opponents of nuclear power staged a ralliy. we are live with their concerns and pge&'s reply, john? >> reporter: we are standing outside of oakland city hall. those -- opponents. >> for a very long time folks in japan have been calling to end nuclear power and to have more sustainable and locally controlled energy. we have been calling for that, here. >> reporter: the day started with the second annual power conference. >> there is nothing peaceful about nuclear power. >> reporter: these activists are focused on the two plants in california. san a no anofrey in san diego. and this crowd opposes the move. >> solarpanels do not explode. windmills do not explode. they are so much safer. using lessenner gee. >> reporter: despite the catastrophe at the nuclear plant pg&e officials say their facility is safe. >> it is well known for the robust safety performance. it is just going to get better and better. as a resul
. decision. who and how many have to wi cke sp rwd yr arho, >>> major earthquake in japan. moments ago authorities there issued a tsunami warning. there is a warning of a tsunami for as high as 7 feet. we are monitoring news feeds from japan and we'll have more information as it becomes available. >>> new at 10:00, a south bay school district grappling with a school budget. and they are warning of lay offs >> reporter: some 300 people showed up tonight to make their case that there have been enough cuts at the largest district in california. some have been through this before. >> it's just kind of nervewracking that every year for the last three or four years i get the pink slip. >> it's no longer kids come first, it's dollars and cents. >> reporter: tonight the school board listened to the fees, but this district of 2,400 students has listed $14 million in cuts and by kerrigan, estess, law, lay off notices will have to go out. >> in the year 2015 we could end up with classes the size of 70 or 90 students. >> reporter: what happened tonight is being repeated across the state as finan
to open in 2015. >>> a new warning about tap water in tokyo. also a show of support for japan in san francisco tonight. the common link among these concerned folks. >> the ground is really soggy. and the rains last night and this morning haven't helped it at all. >> a massive rock slide. and the conditio . >>> a null warning tonight about tap water in tokyo due to radiation from the crippled nuclear power plant 140 miles away. people are being told not to give tap water to infants. that led to a run on bottled water, despite pleas asking japanese residents to refrain from hoarding water because some tsunami victims had none. test at the water treatment plants showed 10% higher than iodine recommended for infants but safe for adults. >> at the power plant smoke came from one of the reactors today and the employees had to evacuate again. there is no worry and they are using a robotic arm to drop seawater on the reactor. it appears to be working because the heat dropped to 107 degrees. >> toyota has announced that the quake in japan will force it to islands some power plants here in the
in light of what happened over in japan. >> reporter: neighbors say every winter, storms cause a few vessels to break lose. but they say they've never seen so many adrift all at once. >> what makes you come out and look at them? >> it's just a spectacle. >> this one broke right here. >> reporter: we found boat owner gary thomas in salsalito. thomas says one of the eight morings holding his world war ii vote broke. >> every year, boats that are anchored out in this harbor, because it's a shallow harbor relatively, too much winds, older equipment and boats break free. >> reporter: the harbor administrator told us the cost of removing each of the remaining boats range from 1,500 to $3,000. he hopes to have all the boats removed by april 1st. reporting live in marin county, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> meantime, south of the bay area at the santa cruz harbor, crews pulled out four more boats following the japan quake. crews were out using sonar equipment to lose for any debris in the harbor. the tsunami surge cost an estimated $26 million in damage to the harbor and boats. >>> on
for more wet weather. >>> more survivors of japan's earthquake and tsunami arrived in the bay area. >> complete bay area news at 7:00 starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >> good evening. it is tuesday, march 22. i am gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> a new report finds hundreds of bay area bridges and overpasses overdue for repair. should drivers be worried and what are the roadblocks preventing a fix? jana katsuyama is live tonight. >> reporter: this was on the bad bridges list and stimulus money is helping fund repair but there are still 787 bridges that have been deemed structurally deficient, so more than 80 years old. having traffic -- heavy traffic takes a toll and now bridges are under scrutiny. >> this is one of the worst bridges. >> reporter: we met up with shannon tracy from transportation for america which released a study based on federal bridge inspection data. >> in the nine county bay area, 20% of our bridges are structurally deficient. so that is greatly higher than the national average of 11.5%. >> reporter: san francisco ranked a
, and this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> a bay area english teacher who survive japan's quake and tsunami is back home tonight, new at 7:00, a fundraiser underway right now in san francisco's japan town. >> reporter: we are at the hotel kabuki. it is sponsored by the japanese government spew there are well over 100 people and alumni who have turned out for this fundraiser and many relieved that canaan is back home safe tonight. she was visiting the school where she formally taught english. >> it was probably the most devastating thing i have ever seen. >> reporter: today she returned home to the bay area, a relief not just for her family but staff at the japanese consulate and other alumni from the japan in exchange teaching program. >> it was a huge relief when we found out i believe it was last tuesday that she had been found. >> reporter: the disaster itself was an emotional blow tied to people in the program. the body of taylor anderson, a teacher from virginia was found. >> our condolences go out to her family. we have all had similar experiences. >> reporter: more than 100 messengers fill
to the crisis in japan. tonight the food and drug administration has halted the imports of food products grown and produced near the area of the fukushima plant. as for fish and other products, the fda says it will screen those for radiation and if they are deemed safe they can be sold to the public. japanese food make less than 4% of all u.s. food imports. >>> scientists at uc berkeley and the epa say they are seeing trace amounts of radio active isotopes from the japanese nuclear incident here and in the bay area. researchers at uc berkeley believe the isotopes will decline in the next few days. >>> operators of the fukushima made progress today but also suffered set backs. tomorrow they hope to restart the cooling systems to the damaged reactors providing the pumps were not damaged by the tsunami. workers stopped working on the electrical system to pour water on the fuel rods. >>> executives of the tokyo electric power company went to shelters today and apologized to people for the nuclear plant leak. >>> and farther away from the nuclear complex, radiation levels dropped significant today.
2 news. >>> eight days after the earthquake in japan when most people had given up hope of finding survivors, a young man has been rescued alive. it happened about five hours ago. he was weak, unable to talk, but alive and is now in the hospital in stable condition. rescuers found the man in the rubble of a house in one of the hardest hit areas. how he survived isn't clear at this hour. in the past week there have been precious few people found alive. >>> also today, the japanese government acknowledged that it was slow to respond to the earthquake and tsunami saying it never anticipated such a disaster. across the country today, people paused for a minute of silence at the exact moment that 9.0 quake hit. people lowered their heads and offered prayers for those who are lost and those who are now struggling to survive. u.s. marines arrived today at a military base in northern japan inland from the tsunami zone. they bought supplies for the people surviving with little food or water and cold temperatures. it has been difficult for relief workers to get to them because of the severe
to power. >> in japan workers at the crippled nuke lawyer power plant are close to restoring the cooling system for those overheated fuel rods. they sprayed damage on -- water on the damaged rods. they announce that had radioactive particles were found in milk and spinach at farms up to 90 miles away from the plant. japanese officials say the level of radioactivity found in the spinach would, if consumed for a year, equal the radiation received in a single catscan. but for farmers, it's just one more worry. >> i grow things and i am worried about whether i can make it in the future. >> japanese officials say the death toll from the quake and tsunami now stands at about 7700 people. 12,000 people are missing and half a million are staying in shelters. >>> governor brown has declared tomorrow a day of remembrance for victims in japan. the governor's office released an official proclamation today acknowledging the special lifor and japan and the courage of the japanese people. he called for californians to keep the earthquake and tsunami victims in our thoughts and our prayers. >>> from uc
caused officials to close it later in the day. >>> an update on the current situation in japan. including a new staggering death total. >>> and team mobile will be bought out by at&t. the deal would reduce the amount of national carriers from four to three. the purchase would give at&t 129,000 subscribers. >>> a new leader with a challenge. the state's republican party chooses a bay area man as its chair. the challenges the party faces. >>> the state's budget crisis is having santa clara's effort to build a stadium for the 49ers. the move is city is expected what is this? what's going on? hal? where have you been? i was inside. uh. there was nothing -- no yard, no grill. it was just white... and cold. it was winter, buddy. just winter. huh. somebody get this man a burger! [ male announcer winter's over. it's time to come out and grill. kick off grilling season with tips and techniques at the new grilling.com. >>> trying to freshen the gop message. california republicans tonight have a fresh face leading their party. ktvu's john sasaki traveled to sacramento the to talk to the man trying
of japan they are not alone. photographs were taken of the messages for the japanese people. they will be compiled and put on the internet. the stand for japan campaign is a fundraising effort to send money to the hundreds of thousands of people who lost so much in the earthquake and tsunami. >>> an alarming discovery at japan's crippled nuclear power plant. >>> looking for and finding japanese reactor radiation here in the bay >>> the news from japan's fukushima nuclear plant was alarming today. there are new pools of radio active water and plutonium. and that is likely the reason for the levels of radiation in the ground and the ocean. but plant operators said two samples appeared to be plutonium from the leaking reactors and the old could have come from old nuclear tests and none of the levels is dangerous. >>> in the bay area another ship arrived from japan and as is customary government officials are scanning it for radiation. juryjohn fowler shows us more. >> reporter: amy coffer collected water from strawberry creek to be tested for japan reactor radio activity. >>
fukoshima nuclear plant. >>> i didn't want to leave. >> di >>> in japan, two workers at the fukoshima power plant suffered radiation burns today. they were rushed to the hospital for specialized treatment. they had been playing electrical wire and got water inside of their boots. their injuries are not considered to be life threatening. more than 2, two dozen people are have been hurt so far trying to repair that nuclear plant. >>> the newsincreased fear about radiation and people quickly bought out all the water. >>> in the towns destroyed by the tsunami in miles that used to be filled with lives. one woman who lost her home came across a picture of her teenage daughter taken when she was three. her daughter survived and now has a keepsake. >>> a few hours ago, japanese national police say more than 10,000 people are confirmed dead. and more than 17,440 other people are reported missing. >>> hundreds of u.s. military evacuees -- >> reporter: a long journey home to houston from japan for the hernandez. >> i didn't want the leave. >> reporter: these are hundreds of military families who dec
. >>> the effects of tragedy in japan can be felt worldwide. people are starting relief efforts here on campus both organizations and individuals quickly responded the brothers of delta cig ma fie returnty partnering with the american red cross tuesday to collect money for those who are suffering. these group has partnered before and knows just how giving the community can be. they even got construction workers on campus to donate. while the group is working hand in hand with the american red cross individuals are taking up the cause on their own. >> and then the grads some might have some money from -- some money from people. >> the earthquake hit close to home. >> it's close to the point it's center and my family is there close to the city. >> reporter: if you students who are supposed to study abroad in japan won't be making the trip. the chancellor charles reed is pulling the pull on all 22 study abroad programs in japan. they have six students who was scheduled to study, three of which are currently in asia and the other three are still in the united st
. >> he had breaking news. a major earthquake off the coast of japan. the earthquake hit 15 minutes ago on the east coast of japan. building shook some 250 miles to the south in tokyo. a tsunami alert has been issued for the northeastern coast of japan. >>> the district's board meeting got underway in concord just about one hour ago. they are expected to vote for layered notices for 150 teachers. mount diablo faces a $122 million shortfall. >>> voters were headed to the polls today in a crucial vote on the taxes in a special election. rob roth explains. >> reporter: supporters of the measure went door to door today encouraging registered voters to cast their ballots. it would increase property taxes, this home would see a tax increase of about $200 a year. the money would raise some $12 million a year for the financially strapped school districts. >> public education is tied to the identity of alameda and a friendly environments. most people if given the right opportunity or right message will step up and support it. >> reporter: two thirds of the voters will have to approve the tax inc
a report from the sierra and show you the amazing results of today's snowpack survey. >> from japan come new reports of spreading radioactive contamination from the damaged nuclear power plant in fukushima. the tests reveal significantly higher levels of radioactive iodine in the sea water. more than 3300 times above acceptable levels. plant operators acknowledge that four of the six reactors are beyond repair and will have to be scrapped. higher amounts of contamination are now being found farther from the plant. >>> scientists at uc berkeley are performing tests on bay area water, milk and grass looking for radiation from japan. and ktvu's health and science editor john fowler was there today as the results came in. >> reporter: this confirms trace radioactive particles from japan have settled on the bay area, on the soil, the grasses and drinking water reservoirs. >>> we were there this afternoon as uc berkeley ky veter discovered tell tale from the radioactive iodine. >> the measurements are very small. >> reporter: they tested it from two dairies both containing isotopes. but grass
in japan a little more than three hours ago. the epicenter is 200 miles north of tokyo. buildings reportedly swayed. there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. a tsunami of about 20-inches is forecast to hit japan's coast sometime tomorrow. officials say there is no danger of a tsunami along the western united states. >>> newly released documents show that pg & e faced problems shortly before last september's explosion in san bruno. ktvu consumer editor tom vacar was allowed to go into a facility where the troubling chain of events may have begun. >> reporter: milpedas natural gas terminal is a major hub for gas pipelines coming in from the texas and canada. from here, natural gas sent throughout the peninsula. repair crews here in milpedas were replacing a back up power supply, during that repair there was a sudden loss of electrical power. pg & e central room saw pressure gauges dropping to zero on three major pipelines apparently in error. though valves were open wide, pg & e says there was no massive spike in pressure. only a minor one a few pounds over usual operat
is expected to take four years to complete. >>> now to the crisis in japan where new tests show radiation spreading from the damaged fukushima nuclear reactor. iodine in the seawater near that plant is more than 3000 times higher than the legal limit and the readings outside the exclusion zone are substantially higher than the levels we have seen the united nations recommend evacuation but so far they have not expanded the evacuation zone. >>> testing at uc berkeley showed a small amount of radioactive particles have settled in the bay area. they did some tests on milk that showed it contained radioactive iodine. the scientists insist the amount is so small it is a risk to health. >>> a bay area county times the list of the hottest county in the state according to the healthiness of residents by the university of, wisconsin that ranked counties nationwide and burning county is the healthiest -- and marin county is the healthiest. >>> kansas city is a test site for the new high-speed internet service. more than 1000 cities tried out a global said that kansas city, kansas offered the opport
of the day. dow closed lower by 22 points, nasdaq dropped by 12. >>> crisis in japan, traces of plutonium have now been found in the soil outside the crippled pharmaceutical zoom -- fukushima nuclear plant. new pools of radioactive water leaking from that complex and radioactive iodine has been found offshore at a level 1100 times more than normal. >>> the recent round of storms here at home result in numerous landslides across the area. today we got a look at a new map that found the hot spots and found out what puts home at risk. >> reporter: before construction began this multimillion-dollar home strict building codes required a soil engineer to evaluate the property. >> they came in here and analyzed this whole lot and gave their recommendations to the builder on how to make the foundations. >> reporter: the builder says slide concerns require crews move huge chunks of land. more people threatened by landslides each year because of hillside developments. >> there are a lot of places in california where we have relatively weak rocks and steep slopes and those places are prone to landsl
rain. >> thanks, bill. >>> thank you. >> three earthquakes registering more than 6.0 have hit japan in just the last 12 hours. all after-shocks from yesterday's 7.2 quake. that quake caused a small tsunami but no significant damage or injuries. it was centered off the coast. addition the quake there have been 14 over 5. >>> just how rich are . >>> the richest got richer according to forbes adding one trillion to their wealth. carlos slim tops the list worth $74 billion. microsoft's bill gates came in second with $56 billion. number three was investor warren buffet worth $50 billion. and oracle's ceo is worth $40 billion. >>> mark is here with sports. with the warriors almost seems like you are getting to the point where you will see, well, there is always next season. >> just about that tint. at the end of the day it is what it is. whatever. a few overused current expressions for people who can't really think of anything else to say with regard to a particular situation. that's the case with the warriors. what more can you say about the same old thing. ashley gave up for lent her ha
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